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Staff Nurse - Surgical Oncology Outpatients

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

1x Band 5 Permanent vacancy.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced band 5 nurse to join the Surgical Oncology Outpatients Team. We cover ENT, Head and Neck, Thoracic, Breast surgery and Gynaecology outpatient clinics. We also have specialist services within this such as our laryngology procedure clinic, tracheostomy care clinic and micro suction clinic providing great developmental opportunities.

We currently have a nurse led wound care clinic which is something we are keen to develop. There is lots of interaction with the multidisciplinary team and working closely with Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse practitioners and surgeons means there is a wide range of exposure and learning opportunities.

We are looking for a versatile and adaptable candidate that can apply themselves to be trained across the specialties of our cancer clinics. Good communication skills are essential within this role.

Advert closing: 20th May 2024

Interview Date: 5th June 2024

Main duties of the job

- Focus on supporting with gynaecology procedures

- Managing patient flow and safety in clinical areas

- Wound care and specialised dressings e.g. complex post op head and neck dressings, BAHA dressings

- Allergy testing

- Managing admissions and unwell patients in clinics

- Prioritising tasks

- Supporting specialist clinics

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for supporting clinical outpatient areas, ensuring the delivery of high quality, current evidence-based nursing.

You will be expected to apply knowledge across the range ofwork procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge andpractical experience.

To liaise with the multidisciplinary team and act as your patient's advocate to achieve person-centered individualised care.

To ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a positivepatient experience.

Carry out thorough assessments and implement personalised care plans.

Carry out nursing procedures and treatments, whilstmaintaining best practice and the highest possible standards.

Responsible for managing unwell patients in an outpatient area when patients are being admitted from clinics.

To have an awareness of psycho-social factors that may be affecting patients attending oncology clinics.

*Please see attached Job Description for full details*

Person Specification



  • The ability to undertake reflective thinking on own practice
  • Flexible and positive approach to work
  • Awareness of responsibility as nurse e.g. duty of candor
  • Experience of working in the relevant area


  • able to give examples of appropriate escalation in difficult situations



  • NMC registration
  • Completion of preceptorship
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Student supervision course
  • CPD relevant to clinical areas



  • Post-registration experience
  • Venepuncture and cannulation
  • IV medication administration
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills


  • Oncology experience
  • Surgical Experience
  • Outpatient experience
  • Experience as NIC/coordinating a shift
  • Evidence of link nurse role
  • able to give examples of appropriate escalation in difficult situations

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Guys Hospital

Great Maze Pond



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